the hunt for leather flats

As I was searching for the perfect stiletto heel, I found myself completely off track searching for the perfect leather flat. My newsfeed has been filled with the Chanel Espadrilles and as much as I’d love to get a pair – I don’t want to hop on that bandwagon. So I went on the search to find the perfect pair of leather flats, whether they be slides, slip-ons or espadrilles. I was a girl on a mission. My goal was to find a pair that I hadn’t seen before or something that is so typically a blogger item. I finally came across a pair just yesterday and I just couldn’t say no! Wittner has always been my go-to footwear brand that continuously makes high quality, long-lasting leather shoes that are to die for. I’d gone through all the options on the internet when I started to hunt for the perfect leather espadrille or slip-on at the shops yesterday… It is so so rare that I will actually spend time shopping as let’s be honest – isn’t it so much better shopping from the comfort of your bed whilst watching your favourite TV show? That’s what I call multi-tasking at it’s best.

My Instagram feed is filled with bloggers and shops so of course I had seen the perfect Chanel espadrille, Seed Heritage espadrilles and of course the versions in Zara and Topshop like the ones below however, I wanted to find something a little different! Maybe something that was a bit of my peachy style?

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It came to my attention through research the other night that there can be lots of problems with the soles and straw used for these types of footwear so I tried to avoid straw (or generally espadrille) if I could. I was casually walking around yesterday searching for something that would stand out… Of course, I ended up in Wittner where I found exactly what I was looking for. They aren’t just a plain leather, they have a little character with the cross-over detailing and have a rubber sole so no straw for me! I decided to go down a size with these and get a 37 so they are a little more snug. Leather always stretches and I could just see my feet swimming in the 38s after a few weeks! There was no questioning this purchase when I walked around in these shoes for just a minute. It was one of those “I have to have these” moments!

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Tonight I’m going out for dinner with some girlfriends and this is my outfit of choice! I’m wearing a grey roll neck jumper, leather jogger pants and leather slip-ons.
I think I’ll be living in these from now on.
What are your thoughts on the espadrille or slip-on?

With Love,

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